June 26, 1925

PRO
LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

No. This

is based on repeated cruises of the berth and values placed upon them.

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PRO

Robert Alexander Hoey

Progressive

Mr. HOEY:

Does the minister not think New Westminster had some responsibility?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

I have no

doubt it could be established by litigation, but that is not a very good method of finding out what the liability might be. We have our timber there. I am bound to say that the most recent estimate I have in regard to the timber I have spoken of so often over this height of land accessible for logging when the railway is built in is that it will more than half pay the money we are paying now. Perhaps that is a sanguine statement to make, but I think it will.

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Item agreed to. To provide for the payment to John R. Vicars from Juljr 1, 1924, of an annuity at the rate of $1,020.60 per annum, being the amount which had been recommended by the Civil Service Commission under the provisions of the Public Service Retirement Act, $1,786.05.


LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

This is the

case of John R. Vicars, who was an engineer in our department, and who accepted retirement upon being notified that he would be entitled to a certain annuity. This is based on the length of his service.

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CON

Item agreed to. For the enlargement of the western outlet of lake of the Woods and the provision of suitable control works therein in conformity with the recommendation of the International Joint Commission (including revote of $200,000), $800,000.


CON
LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

This is the

cost of the enlargement of the outlet at the mouth of the lake of the Woods at the Norman dam.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Backus owns that dam.

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

Yes.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Why do we pay him

for this?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

This is our *share of the cost. This is really the government's part of the work that is being constructed, and in order to establish the value of this work I had tenders called for.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Who will own it after

it is built?

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil) We are not contributing anything to the Norman dam

proper, except to the sluice ways. The dam is owned by E. W. Backus.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Is that not an improvement to it?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

Yes. This

is to blast out a channel under the Canadian Pacific Railway bridge and widen it to give an outlet for the flowage, provided for in the decision of the commission with respect to the control of the lake of the Woods, and while that is being done repairs are being made to the Norman dam as well.

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Item agreed to.


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Has the minister any

estimates in the Interior department affecting northern Quebec under which would come provison for the Eskimos and Indians east of the Hudson bay in the territory under the charge of Rev. Mr. Walton? '

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

Yes, I am

going to call one.

For the relief of distress and medical attendance among the Indians of the Yukon Territory (Governor General's warrant of February 3, 1925), $6,000.

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June 26, 1925